Conference: Spring World 2015
Dates: March 22 - March 25, 2015
Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
City: Orlando, Florida
Deadline: October 3, 2014
WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR CFP PRESENTATION
To Submit Instantly:
Subject: ‘Speaker name’ Spring World 2015 submission
To: (636) 282-5802
Attn: Patti Fitzgerald
Subject: Conference Speaker
By Mail or Courier:
Attn: Patti Fitzgerald
Subject: Conference Speaker
1862 Old Lemay Ferry Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63010
Disaster Recovery Journal, host and sponsor Spring World 2015 invites you to nominate a speaker and or topic for our conference. Our conference focuses on all aspects of business continuity planning and is the most comprehensive offered in the industry. Some 1,200+ people from countries worldwide will be attending this conference and viewing our extensive exhibit hall.
Spring World 2015 will be held at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, March 22 - 25, 2015. The hotel offers amazing amenities. This beautiful resort is expansive and offers a variety of different building sites throughout the vast property. Theme park are just minutes away. Parks include Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's® Animal Kingdom, and Disney's® Hollywood Studios. For the sports enthusiast, there's tennis, boating, golf and more. Nighttime brings even more excitement.
The conference begins Sunday afternoon and continues through Wednesday afternoon. Workshop sessions (2.5 hours in length) are held on Sunday and Tuesday afternoon. General Sessions (1 hour in length) are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Breakout sessions (1 hour in length) are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoon in six different tracks: Strategic, Managerial; Technical; Emergency Response; Advanced and Informational. Our Solutions Track is offered on Sunday (1 hour in length).
General session topics are presented to all attendees and should have a broad appeal. Workshop sessions are usually an in-depth study of a particular business continuity issue, problem or solution. These sessions are not lectures. Instead they should feature interactive activities, such as hands-on scenarios, role playing, etc. Breakout sessions are geared toward smaller audiences and the subjects can be smaller in scale. Breakout and workshop sessions are offered for three levels: advanced, intermediate, and novice, or a combination of levels. Novice is appropriate for those in the industry less than 2 years; intermediate is geared toward those in the industry 2 – 5 years; and advanced is for those in the industry more than 5 years.
GENERAL SESSION topics are presented to all attendees and should have a broad appeal. WORKSHOP SESSIONS are usually an in-depth study of a particular business continuity issue, problem or solution. These sessions are not lectures. Instead they should feature interactive activities, such as hands-on scenarios, role playing, etc. BREAKOUT SESSIONS are geared toward smaller audiences and the subjects can be smaller in scale. Breakout and workshop sessions are offered for three levels: advanced, intermediate, and novice, or a combination of levels. Our SOLUTIONS TRACK is a chance for service providers to present material on recent product innovations, service improvements or ways implementation of products/services aided in a recovery.
Novice is appropriate for those in the industry less than 2 years; intermediate is geared toward those in the industry 2 – 5 years; and advanced is for those in the industry more than 5 years.
Our conference attracts attendees from all areas of the contingency planning industry. These areas include: banking/financial; public utilities; transportation; insurance; communications; manufacturing; government; education; computer services; wholesale; health care; and petroleum. Other industries are also represented.
Sessions must be educational in nature with a business continuity or related theme. Specific products, services and companies are not to be endorsed. No dog-and-pony sessions will be accepted.
Conference topics in the past have included, but are not limited to, the following subjects:
Our speakers are highly regarded as experts in the industry. As a speaker at DRJ’s Spring World 2015, you’ll gain access to more than 1,200 contingency planners. Our conference speakers are able to:
- Present ideas and challenges to our attendees
- Gain recognition by appearing at the industry’s largest business continuity conference
- Raise awareness of contingency planning issues
- Network with other speakers, attendees and exhibitors
- Receive free admission to the conference, including admission to all sessions, workshops, hospitalities and the exhibit area. Breakfasts and lunches provided by the conference host are also included. This represents a value of $1295.00.
- Recieve access to DRJ’s Live Learning Center, if your session is recorded at Spring World 2015.
To be considered as a speaker for our conference, submit an BRIEF synopsis of the presentation, a speaker biography and a photo. Please use the attached form to submit your presentation. (See below for submission format guidelines.) Remember to indicate your target audience: novice, intermediate, advanced or a combination of levels. Also, please note your speaking style. An audio or video tape may be submitted if desired. INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL BE DISCARDED. We must have all materials submitted in the proper format.
- BY SUBMITTING A CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS FOR Spring World 2015, YOU ARE COMMITTING YOUR AVAILABILITY TO THE DATES OF THE CONFERENCE. Please mark your calendars. We will notify you of your exact session time once the selection process has been completed.
- All speakers receive complimentary admission to our conference as well as the exhibit area. All other expenses, including hotel, travel, meals, etc., are solely the responsibility of the speaker. SPEAKERS ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THEIR OWN HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS.
- Potential speakers must advise DRJ if they plan to submit their presentation to any other conference or seminar. DRJ will not accept presentations that have been submitted to any other industry conferences or call for papers.
Request for Submissions
If you are interested in presenting a session at Spring World 2015, please submit the required materials in the suggested format (guidelines below) by April 18, 2014 . Speakers will be notified when a decision is made. All decisions are final. We reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the title, description, track and speaker biography of successful submissions.
INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WON’T BE RETURNED. A COMPLETE SUBMISSION INCLUDES A BRIEF SPEAKER BIO, SESSION SYNOPSIS AND SPEAKER PHOTO IN THE PROPER FORMAT. SUBMITTING LONGER SYNOPSIS AND BIOS WILL RESULT IN EDITING TO FIT THE BROCHURE FORMAT. RECOMMENDED LENGTH IS LESS THAN 300 WORDS FOR EACH.
Format for Electronic Submissions: Submit your form electronicaly via our website using this form. The form can also be attached to an email. Please do not print and scan your submission - or fax it. The synopsis and bio can be attached as a Word document, as an alternate process. Do not submit scanned or pdf. versions of the submission form, synopsis or biography.
PHOTO - .jpg format, 300 dpi resolution. Include full name with the photo. DO NOT embed photos in word documents.
INCLUDE presenters name, address and contact numbers.
SUBMISSIONS FROM PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRMS will not be accepted unless speakers’ contact information is included. All communication from DRJ will be directed to the speaker, not the PR firm.
SUBMISSIONS that are NOT SELECTED for Spring World 2015 will not be held. Potential speakers must re-submit their information for any future conference presentations.